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Jimmy Buffett To Open Margaritaville In Atlantic City

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and tequila-soaked crooner Jimmy Buffett announced at a joint press conference on Tuesday that a branch of the singer's famed "Margaritaville" resorts will soon open in Atlantic City.

The New Jersey Star Ledger reports that the new complex will cost $35 million, be part of the City's Resorts Casino Hotel and include a several bars, grills and stores. As part of the construction, the casino's facade will be revamped to reflect a Margaritaville theme, which presumably means that parrots, palm fronds and pina coladas are coming to the boardwalk.

"Atlantic City has always historically been a great beach town, and needless to say I thrive in those kinds of communities," Buffett told the Press of Atlantic City, which also reported that project began because of a study showing high concentrations of Parrotheads in New Jersey.

That the new Margaritaville puts the Buffett empire on New York's doorstep isn't too bad either.

In fact, Buffett has been doing a lot of building recently. He spoke to HuffPost Travel about his plans to expand his hotel and resort empire and how his laid back style led to corporate success.